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NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, Forecast & News

$78.55
-6.84 (-8.01 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 02:08 AM ET)
Today's Range
$77.71
Now: $78.55
$82.62
50-Day Range
$71.35
MA: $91.73
$103.71
52-Week Range
$69.33
Now: $78.55
$105.87
Volume85,689 shs
Average Volume148,985 shs
Market Capitalization$1.77 billion
P/E Ratio17.73
Dividend Yield1.29%
Beta1.3
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.86 billion
Cash Flow$8.10 per share
Book Value$39.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$103.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,284
Market Cap$1.77 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Stepan's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Stepan's stock was trading at $76.60 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SCL stock has increased by 2.5% and is now trading at $78.55. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Stepan?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Stepan.

When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Stepan.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 20th. The basic materials company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.22. The basic materials company had revenue of $444.99 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $441.45 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 13.89% and a net margin of 5.55%. The firm's revenue was down 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.02 earnings per share. View Stepan's earnings history.

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 5th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 4th. View Stepan's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

6 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $107.00. On average, they expect Stepan's share price to reach $42.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 46.5%. View analysts' price targets for Stepan.

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about SCL stock have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a media sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutStepan.

Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totaling 426,800 shares, a drop of 16.7% from the February 13th total of 512,400 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 112,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Stepan's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Ross Stores (ROST), AbbVie (ABBV), Franklin Resources (BEN), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Cintas (CTAS), Methanex (MEOH) and Starbucks (SBUX).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46)

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (2.68%), Norges Bank (2.17%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.69%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.63%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.92%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Luis Rojo, Robert Victor Slone, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty. View institutional ownership trends for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Panagora Asset Management Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Arizona State Retirement System, Walthausen & Co. LLC, and Eagle Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Edward J Wehmer, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Scott R Behrens, and Sean Thomas Moriarty. View insider buying and selling activity for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Geode Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Jefferies Group LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, and ProShare Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes, Janet Anne Catlett, and Luis Rojo. View insider buying and selling activity for Stepan.

How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $78.55.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.77 billion and generates $1.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $103.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.12 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,284 workers across the globe. View additional information about Stepan.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com/.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  231 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  325 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  556
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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